Fav recent find: This old jelly cupboard had yucky battleship gray paint on it when I bought it. Looks like it may have started out in a kitchen or dining room, back in the day, & had a nice stain on it. But Mama probably got a house with "real" kitchen cabinets in the 40s so the cupboard was relagated to the workshop where Papa decided a coat of dull gray would be perfect & he could store all his manly stuff in it.
I sanded & primed it, painted it cream, sanded & scuffed some more, & did a dry brush of sage over it. A bit more sanding too to give it a well worn & well loved appeal. Now it has a shabby country look & makes for great storage or display.